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Jim

Remember drays as being the wagons that deliver to pubs from breweries, perhaps it just meant wagons back when.

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Shelley

As are the horse that pull a dray - dray horses or draft horses. 

Dray - open side wagon for carrying beer barrels or other heavy loads.

There are a some breweries that still have a pair and dray for special occasions.

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889

I just came across this sentence in a phone review, and was puzzled by that 卡.

 

"手机太卡,手机用久了会严重发热。"

 

But 百度百科 comes to the rescue:

 

“[引]电子设备输出表现非正常暂停、缓慢。如:卡顿;'我电脑卡了'。”

 

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roddy

I know that usage from watching way too many pirate DVDs back in the day. If you had one that didn't play properly, you had to take it back to 新街口. 

 

 

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Tomsima

presumably this is the the same 卡 that is often used in livestreams, as in 'breaking up' (of signal or performance of electronic service, phone, computer, internet etc)

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roddy

雷同 - I assumed this was a typo for le... oh, my IME's decided to just stop working... never mind, you can guess. Anyway, new to me. 

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ouyangjun

马前卒 - a pawn or a foot soldier.  Heard this in a series I'm watching called 安家.  One person called the other person a 马前卒 in regards to her work situation.

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roddy

I've possibly skimmed over this countless times, but had to check it today. 惺忪. Which can mean, apparently, both sleepy and wide-awake. So that's great. 

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Shelley

According to the popup dictionary 惺 on its own is tranquil, understand and 忪 is zhōng on its own means restless, agitated, but is sōng in this word pair.

 

First time I have come across this sort of thing, is it common or has the popup got it wrong?

 

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Tomsima

its wrong in the context of this word, where 惺 refers to a state of 'awakeness' contrasted with 忪 which is a state of 'bleariness'

 

i would also hazard a guess that 惺 is related to 醒 and 忪 to 鬆

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Shelley

Okay, it was the pinyin that confused me. 

 

10 minutes ago, Shelley said:

忪 is zhōng on its own 

 

10 minutes ago, Shelley said:

sōng in this word pair.

 

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roddy

按捺, to restrain, control

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Tomsima
8 hours ago, roddy said:

按捺

 

I'm guessing this cropped up from you rereading chapter 1 of 荒潮, I've just reached this bit and immediately recognised the word from your post

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roddy

It did, but then it came along again in an article and I used it as an excuse to stop translating it and post on here. 

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Jan Finster

绿茶婊   (lǜ chá biǎo) 

"green tea bitch"

"A girl who seems innocent and charming but is actually calculating and manipulative"...

 


 

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imron

Have you recently watched 撒娇女人最好命?

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